Is your game ready to challenge the PGA TOUR's toughest venues?
The pros of the PGA TOUR obviously play a different game than the rest of us.
But it’s still interesting to track the toughest courses on TOUR each year. Some of these rankings reflect the tough weather that rolled in during tournament week (i.e. Kiawah Island’s Ocean course), but for the most part, they show just how strong a challenge these layouts present to players of all levels.
I pulled out the public courses to give you a sense of which courses to avoid if you’re a high handicapper. I’m shocked that the Stadium course at the TPC Sawgrass sits so low on the list. The same goes for the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. Those two consistently eat me up. The Plantation course at Kapalua, while last on this list, is certainly no slouch, especially when the wind blows. Check out the photo above.
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2, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, PGA Championship
4, TPC San Antonio, Valero Texas Open
5, Royal Lytham St. Anne, British Open
9, Harbour Town Golf Links, RBC Heritage
11, PGA National Champion Course, The Honda Classic
12, Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Arnold Palmer Inv. presented by MasterCard
14, TPC Four Seasons Resort, HP Byron Nelson Championship
15, The Black course at Bethpage State Park, The Barclays
17, El Camaleon, Mayakoba Golf Classic
18, Spyglass Hill GC, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
19, TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, THE PLAYERS Championship
21, Torrey Pines (South Course), Farmers Insurance Open
22, Trump International Golf Course, Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico Open pres. by seepuertorico.com
24, Pebble Beach Golf Links, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
27, The Old White TPC, The Greenbrier Classic
29, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course, Waste Management Phoenix Open
30, Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead, Transitions Championship
33, Magnolia G.C. at Walt Disney World, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
36, Seaside Course, The McGladrey Classic
37, CordeValle Golf Club, Frys.com Open
38, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, WGC-Cadillac Championship
39, TPC Louisiana, Zurich Classic of New Orleans
45, Palm G.C. at Walt Disney World, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
47, Torrey Pines (North Course), Farmers Insurance Open
48, Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hyundai Tournament of Champions
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